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Man pages are written in the troff/nroff markup language. Troff, which is meant for preparing output to a phototypesetter (or to files in formats such as PostScript or PDF), will automatically change the ` and ' characters in the input into curved quotation marks, ‘ and ’. Nroff, which is what the man command runs when the output is to a terminal, will pass ...


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These quotation marks are often used because they look nice, similar to the quotation marks in printed books (which are different at the beginning and end of the quoted passage). These quotation marks may also have been added by your local troff configuration (or, could be removed by it!). The actual file may not contain these characters literally. You ...


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In a recent question I asked what's the best practice for this kind of change. There was no answer yet. However, I can give you the recipe I am using, which has proven to work fine. All the programs pick the date up correctly. My description is for Ubuntu, but will likely work on Debian and Mint. Preparations Copy the locale you want to customize from ...


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This isn't a bug in date; it's caused by the definitions in LC_TIME. As per the info page: Invoking date with no format argument is equivalent to invoking it with a default format that depends on the LC_TIME locale category. Now, if you open /usr/share/i18n/locales/ru_RU, under LC_TIME you will see that date_fmt (the date/time format) is defined as: ...


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The error was fixed by setting in /etc/profile.d/lang.sh: export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 Instead of export LANG=en_US


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One piece of documentation I could find says only: LC_MESSAGES Specifies the locale to use for LC_MESSAGES category information. The LC_MESSAGES category determines rules governing affirmative and negative responses and the locale (language) for messages and menus. I could not find any documentation that mentions that "%l.%c" (presumably for ...



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